Partnership to help soccer fans understand CARF’s role in the health and human services industry

Tucson, AZ (Friday, February 8, 2013) — FC Tucson announced today a partnership with CARF International. As part of this partnership, FC Tucson will help soccer fans learn about CARF International’s role in health and human services.

“Every day soccer fans around the world come into contact with services accredited by CARF International and they don’t even know it,” said FC Tucson Chief Business Officer Chris Keeney.
“We want our fans and all soccer fans to know their story and understand why CARF’s role in the
health and human services industry matters.”

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. CARF-accredited service providers have applied CARF’s comprehensive set of internationally recognized standards for quality to their business and service delivery.

Accreditation is something people often look for when evaluating service providers for themselves or their loved ones. Accreditation demonstrates a provider’s commitment to continuously improve its service quality and to focus on the satisfaction of the persons who are receiving services. Accreditation matters when people want to be confident in their choice of providers.

“This partnership will allow CARF to share the soccer tournament experience with local not-for-profit organizations that serve persons with disabilities, children, and families by providing complimentary tickets to the games,” Brian J. Boon, Ph.D., president/CEO of CARF, said. “Providing this opportunity to local organizations is a way to build bridges of goodwill and support for our community. It also publicly recognizes the therapeutic value of sports and recreation and the inclusion of all persons with varying abilities to participate in sports.”

CARF is proud to partner with FC Tucson and the Desert Diamond Cup as a tribute to team building, overcoming obstacles, and personal achievement.

About FC Tucson

FC Tucson, established in 2010, is committed to bringing the highest caliber of competitive soccer to Tucson and establishing a successful and long-lasting source of pride for city, county, state and country. FC Tucson owns FC Tucson Soccer, Tucson’s top-level soccer team and the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, a Major League Soccer pre-season tournament. Our owners, coaches, players and staff will play to win in sport, business and community connection. We recognize that our quality, commitment and passion for the game will guide our success and establish deep bonds with our stakeholders as we strive to be recognized and respected locally, nationally and internationally. In 2012, FC Tucson was named the PDL Rookie Franchise of the Year. To stay up to date on what is going on with the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, check out the team’s website at You can also visit the team’s Facebook page at and follow all of the news related to FC Tucson on Twitter at

About CARF International

Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human service providers in the areas of aging services; behavioral health; child and youth services; durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies; employment and community services; medical rehabilitation; opioid treatment programs; and vision rehabilitation services. The CARF International family of organizations accredits more than 50,000 programs at more than 21,000 locations around the world. More than eight million persons of all ages are served annually by CARF-accredited providers on five continents.

For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF International website at

The CARF International office is located at 6951 East Southpoint Road, Tucson, AZ 85756, toll free (888) 281‑6531. CARF Canada is located at 10665 Jasper Avenue, Suite 760, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S9, Canada, toll free (877) 434‑5444. CARF–CCAC is located at 1730 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Suite 410, Washington, D.C. 20036, toll free (866) 888‑1122.

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